DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) has launched a new series of dairy cultures and probiotic formulations for China, offering yogurt producers new solutions for differentiation today and positioning them for future growth.
These new cultures enable faster fermentation and higher probiotic counts while maintaining a mild taste and premium texture for consumers, according to the company. The new cultures include:
- Yo-Mix Prime cultures. These offer manufacturers the ability to create optimal mildness and premium creamy texture for consumers. The culture enables the reduction of added sugars and a high probiotic count while maintaining quality throughout challenging distribution channels. It also allows manufacturers to save on formulation costs by reducing protein addition in recipes and greater process flexibility due to fast fermentation and full control of acidity before cooling and packaging, the company said. YO-MIX PRIME 900 offers manufacturers the option to fine tune the texture of yogurt according to consumer preferences.
- Yo-Mix Fast 1.0 cultures. These enable fast fermentation, deliver a thick and smooth texture and are adapted to different yogurt recipes and processes. Discovered and designed by French scientists, Yo-Mix Fast 1.0 is manufactured in the French Alps and protected with a China-granted patent.
- DuPont Danisco LPC 800 cultures. The German-made cultures allow for refreshing beverages without too much acidity while maintaining high Lactobacillus bacterial counts until the end of the product's shelf life. They enable faster fermentation within 24 hours, which helps reduce the risk of contamination. In low-sugar recipes, DuPont Danisco LPC 800 results in a more stable and refreshing flavor, the company said.
- Howaru Bifido combined with Yo-Mix cultures. This combination creates new opportunities for a higher dose of documented probiotics in premium probiotic yogurt.
“These new yogurt cultures demonstrate how market-driven innovation, combined with local expertise in regions around the world, brings faster fermentation, higher probiotic counts, milder taste and a healthier brand image to fermented dairy products,” said Morten Boesen, global product line manager of dairy cultures at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. “This is the latest from DuPont’s extensive range of yogurt and fermented milk cultures that lowers formulation costs for our customers while maintaining quality and taste for consumers, effectively reshaping the future of fermented dairy products.”